21st Century Government
to Cut Waste

President Obama and Vice President Biden launch the Campaign to Cut Waste, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the Federal Government.

Read the executive order

President Obama has consistently made clear that he will strive to lead the most open, efficient, and accountable government in history. Over the last four years, new initiatives have increased public participation in government and improved citizens' everyday lives.

White House Visitor Records

As part of President Obama's commitment to government transparency, we are providing online records of White House visitors on an ongoing basis. The White House has released nearly 3,000,000 records to date.

Search the dataset below to see who's visited the White House.

To download data released from 2009-2010 in its raw format, click here. (.zip of a .csv, 20MB)

To download data released in 2011 in its raw format, click here. (.zip of a .csv, 2.01MB)

To download an explanation of the column headers contained in the raw data file, click here. (.txt, 1.3KB)

Request White House Visitor Access

As detailed in our Voluntary Disclosure Policy on Visitor Access Records, for records between January 20 and September 15, 2009, White House Counsel will voluntarily respond to individual requests that are reasonable, narrow, and specific (e.g. requests that list possible visitors).  To request such visitor records, click here.